Category: Double Taxation Agreement

Ireland’s tax treaties costing poorer countries, claims NGO

Ireland’s tax treaties with poorer countries are some of the most restrictive in the world, limiting the taxing rights of those countries, an international NGO has claimed. Action Aid said that globally, tax treaties cost developing countries billions every year. In a report released yesterday, the body said it has… – Continue reading

Hong Kong, Latvia Sign DTA

On April 13 in Riga, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury K C Chan signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement between Hong Kong and Latvia. “This is the 35th CDTA that Hong Kong has signed with its trading partners and it signifies the Government’s ongoing efforts to… – Continue reading

Cyprus-India build on ties

Lobby groups and business associations from Cyprus and India are working to build trade relations between the two countries with an eye to a new double taxation agreement that is being negotiated. The two sides see mutual benefits to their cooperation. The Indian High Commissioner Ravi Bangar said in an… – Continue reading

KPMG: Moves to curb international tax dodges

Global international tax takes from multinational companies will almost certainly increase in the next 5-10 years as governments around the world look to level the taxation playing field. Commenting on the New Zealand Herald’s series examining ‘the tax gap’ – multinationals channelling earnings to lower tax regimes, disadvantaging some of… – Continue reading

Proposed Article 26: Swiss tax authorities bound to exchange information

The proposed Article 26 (exchange of information) of the convention on Avoidance of Double Taxation, being renegotiated between Pakistan and Switzerland, would bound the Swiss tax authorities to exchange all requested information, including confidential bank account information of Pakistanis maintaining Swiss accounts. Sources told Business Recorder here on Tuesday that… – Continue reading

Google tax’ looms large: Marketing spend might go up

Court cases likely over interpretation of the new levy proposed in the Budget for digital economy The government’s plan to expand the scope of equalisation levy proposed in the Union Budget, seeking to bring more transactions in the digital economy under the tax net, has left many e-commerce players fuming…. – Continue reading

Singapore-UAE Tax Treaty Improved

The second Protocol to the double tax agreement between Singapore and the United Arab Emirates entered into force March 16, 2016, and will become effective from January 1, 2017, lowering withholding tax rates and amending permanent establishment rules. The protocol, which was signed in October 2014, revises the terms to… – Continue reading

Belarus, Kazakhstan update double taxation agreement

Belarus and Kazakhstan introduced amendments and additions to the intergovernmental double taxation agreement and thus updated the tax legislation, Belarus’ Taxes and Duties Minister Sergei Nalivaiko said after a ceremony to sign the protocol, BelTA has learned. The matter is about the protocol between the governments of Belarus and Kazakhstan… – Continue reading

No double taxation agreement with Panama; Maltese domicile subject to tax on worldwide income

Maltese individuals resident and domiciled for tax purposes, that is people whose permanent residence is in Malta, are required to pay tax in Malta on their worldwide income, according to the Income Tax Act. This essentially means that Minister Konrad Mizzi is required to pay tax on foreign earnings. However… – Continue reading

Uzbekistan okays changes to double taxation avoidance deal with Pakistan

A protocol on changes to the Uzbekistan-Pakistan agreement on double taxation avoidance and prevention of income tax evasion has been approved upon the Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s decree. The presidential decree was disseminated by the Uzbek media Feb. 15. Under the decree, the country’s foreign ministry was tasked to send… – Continue reading

Taiwan, Italy sign pact to avoid double taxation

Taipei, Feb. 15 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday that Taiwan and Italy have completed an agreement to avoid double taxation and tax evasion. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday that Taiwan and Italy have completed an agreement to avoid double taxation and tax evasion. The ministry… – Continue reading

UK government urged to end “unfair” colonial-era tax treaty with Malawi

THE UK Government is being urged to end a colonial-era tax treaty with Malawi which campaigners say is depriving the one of the world’s poorest countries of vital resources. Under an agreement dating back to 1955, it is possible for UK companies operating in the south-east African country to pay… – Continue reading

U.S. tax authorities approve signing of bilateral APAs with India

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday announced that, starting February 16, its Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement office will begin accepting requests for bilateral advance pricing agreements between the U.S. and India. This marks a big step forward to ensure tax certainty between the two countries, according to experts…. – Continue reading